Igash the Fanatic
|Igash the Fanatic|
|Instance:||The Grand Stair|
Igash the Fanatic can be found at the Throne of Igash in the instance The Grand Stair at . He is the leader of orcs of The Grand Stair, and a minion of Mazog. He gathers tribute from the various tribes of Moria.
Gazathrug Slaves appear by Igash the Fanatic to take away tributes. They will also come steal the loot if the mission is failed. You cannot fight them.
- Steeled Mind This creature cannot be forced into attacking a single target through means other than damage or response to healing.
- Shattered Armour Armour protection is reduced.
Igash is the lord and master of the Grand Stair, and he has as many enemies as he has devotees. He musters a great swell of arms to assault the dwarves of Moria.
He is involved with the following fellowship quests:
-  The Fanatic and his Devoted
-  A Desiccated Husk: The Fanatic's Tale
-  The Grand Stair - Igash's Lash
Killing him grants you:
but only if you have also killed all other bosses of the Grand Stair.
"Keep an eye on those White Hand Orcs... I smell a rat in our midst." (Beginning of 10-minute challenge mode timer)
"Watch the White-hand closely, my Devoted... I see mutiny in their eyes." (Five-minute warning for challenge mode)
"We are betrayed!" (Indicates failure to activate Challenge Mode)
"Glothrok is fallen. Take his tribute to the master of Moria" (After defeating Glothrok the Vile)
"The Beast falls. Deliver its tribute to Mazog, the master of Moria." (After defeating The Beast)
"Goblins! Gothgaash is slain. Take his tribute to Mazog. The Ghâsh-hai pay their due." (After defeating Gothghaash the Firecaller)
"What fools stand here before me?" (When starting the boss encounter)
"You have no place here in Moria. I will splatter your guts on the floors and colour my boots with your blood!"
"For their tribute, I shall draw their strength and paint the walls with your innards! Die!"
"Spinning Blades to carve your hide!"
"Your insurrection ends on my blades!"
"Suffer the wrath of darkness!"
"Stop that infernal strumming!"
"The Fire swells for you, [playername]!" (When he creates a fire AoE hotspot -- don't stand on it)
"Looks like I found a break in your armour [playername]!" (When applying an armour rend)
"Let the Darkness crush you!" (Stun + shadow damage attack)
"That was a glorious battle..." (When defeated)
|Challenge: Igash (Daily)|
To activate challenge Mode, you must engage Nardur the Shield within 10 minutes of starting the first encounter in the instance. You must also not kill any boss mobs besides Nardur and Ilzkâl the Pummeler.
If you have properly activated challenge Mode, when you confront Igash, The Devoted appears from darkness and starts to attack whichever player is near it. The Devoted can be tanked but he changes his target every once in a while. The Devoted summons Gazathrug Lurkers which aid him in battle. If you kill the adds, they just come back so don't bother. The lurkers can't be crowd controlled while they are near the Devoted, so it's best to keep them away from the Devoted at all costs. If you kill the Devoted, Challenge Mode fails.
Igash aggroes someone, and doesn't easily let go because of Steeled Mind which prevents snap taunts. As he hits hard (around -800 per hit) it's best to move around the throne room when he calls out a special attack. He throws fire on the ground when he says: "The Fire swells for you, <player name>" and he has an AoE attack which stuns all around called 'Crushing Darkness', which deals around 1.5k damage on each player nearby.
Igash has a chance to drop the following loot:
|Bosses of The Grand Stair|
|Ilzkâl the Pummeler • Gothghaash the Firecaller • Dorozg the Beast Tamer & The Beast • Glothrok the Vile • Nardur the Shield • Igash the Fanatic|